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Sent by NASA scientist Henry M. Harris
Dear Dr. Zammit: (full text)
I'm a retied NASA scientist* who's been interested
in your work for many years. I'd like to give you my thoughts
on this with the hope that some kind of useful dialog might
Information that you and others have provided suggest
that the current physical model of science is incomplete.
Gravity was just as mysterious until we realized the connection
between mass, space and time. Likewise, until Benjamin Franklin
was able to capture an electrical charge in a leyden jar,
lightening was just a mysterious force created by the Gods.
My experience with science has convinced me that mysterious
phenomenon is only knowledge waiting to be captured and
understood in a broader context.
You probably know that in the frontiers of physics
today there is a realization that the universe we see with
our eyes is only part of a much broader and more complicated
scheme. Most physicists today believe that the universe
has more dimensions that we can directly experience and
it even seems probable that there are other universes with
different physical properties.
I suspect that the root cause of why paranormal
experiences that you describe do not fit into the standard
model of physics is that we have a fundamental misunderstanding
of the nature of life. Many scientists used to think that
life on Earth was just a fluke, an improbable occurrence
that happened only once. This opinion is served by the fact
that life is not really understood at a basic level by science.
It's my opinion there will soon be a revolution
in physics, enabled by new understanding of a multidimensional
universe, one that melds with the concept of life. I think
even now we can add some detail to this idea.
What is the purpose of the brain? Current science
says it integrates sensory data into a synthesis of our
four dimensional environment whereupon decisions can be
made relevant to goals among other things. On the other
hand, we know that the universe almost certainly has more
dimensions than four. I think it's a reasonable assumption
that the brain itself has more dimensions, an aspect that
would perhaps give us abilities that seem nonsensical, like
seeing into the future or traveling in physical planes beyond
If this is true, then there's probably a masking
function of the brain that allows us to concentrate on "normal"
spacetime in the interests of survival in 4-space. This
idea fits well with the stories I've read of people who
have had brain damage who seem to have sensory capabilities
that transcend time and space. It's also possible that certain
drugs may break down this masking function.
If this is true, then it's possible that death
only destroys the part of consciousness that exists in four
dimensions and frees the higher dimensions. Birth, then,
might seen as a joining of an entity's higher dimensional
existence with an ordinary space-time body, the instrumentality
of normal existence.
I'm hoping that ideas like these might suggest
experiments designed to improve science's understanding
of life within our multidimensional universe. This might
suggest explanations for unbelievable experiences, and might
even provide a path that could be used to expand the frontiers
of science in general.
In short, I'm one of these crazy people who thinks
that unexplained phenomenon is simply science waiting to
Henry M. Harris
*See Amazon.com for book about me and my work called
"The Search for Truth and Life in a Very Big Universe."